For the first time in the history of Warner Bros. a woman will sit as the CEO table. Variety is reporting that BBC Studios Ann Sarnoff will assume the CEO position that was vacated earlier this year by former CEO Kevin Tsujihara. She will work under WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey and will report for duty starting later this summer.
“I am delighted Ann is joining the WarnerMedia team and excited to work side by side with such a talented and accomplished individual. She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth,” said Stankey. “Ann has shown the ability to innovate and grow revenues and has embraced the evolution taking place in our industry. I am confident she will be a great cultural fit for WarnerMedia and that our employees will embrace her leadership, enthusiasm and passion for our business.”
After the merger of AT&T and Warner Bros there have been questions about the companies plans which seems to be getting their streaming app up and running. Fan of the DC property are already asking themselves what this hire will mean for the direction of the franchise which is currently overseen by Walter Hamada. The current DC slate will proceed as planned and I am sure Ann will evaluate all projects and the future of the WB slate going into the next year.
Cainan is a walking talking Superman fanboy since age 2! He has been a lover of movies since he could understand them which was probably around the age of 5. Geeking out to He-Man, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just about every other Saturday morning cartoon. An old school action flick kind of guy, he grew up with Arnold, Stallone, and Willis keeping him company. He is also big into technology and video games. From the classic NES to the PS4, he has played them all. He runs the Geek Vibes Nation Twitter account and is also the main point of contact for booking guests for the podcast shows.